- Nested virtualization
- Migration of VMware VM (EFI firmware-based VM) to Hyper-V VM
- Performance improvement in host refresher
- Enhanced console session in VMM
- Configuration of guest clusters in SDN through VMM
- Configuration of SLB VIPs through VMM service templates
- Configuration of encrypted VM networks through VMM
- Support to Linux shielded VM
- Configuration of fallback HGS
Azure Integration :
SCVMM 1801 supports management of ARM-based VMs, Azure Active Directory (AD) based authentication that is created by using the new Azure portal and region-specific Azure subscriptions (namely, Germany, China, US Government Azure regions).
What is New in System Center Data Protection Manager version 1801 ?
The following features are either new to DPM, or are improved for DPM 2016.
Modern Backup Storage – Using Resilient File System (ReFS) block-cloning technology to store incremental backups, DPM 2016 dramatically improves storage utilization and performance. The storage consumed by backups grows and shrinks with the production data source, and there is no over-allocation of storage.
Resilient change tracking (RCT) – DPM uses RCT (the native change tracking in Hyper-V), which removes the need for time-consuming consistency checks. RCT provides better resiliency than the change tracking provided by VSS snapshot-based backups. DPM also uses RCT for incremental backup. It identifies VHD changes for virtual machines, and transfers only those blocks that are indicated by the change tracker.
Continued protection during cluster aware updates – Windows Server 2016 comes with the cluster OS rolling update, where a cluster can be upgraded to Windows Server 2016 without bringing it down. DPM 2016 continues to protect VMs during the upgrade, maintaining the backup service level agreement (SLA).
Shielded VM Backups – Shielded VMs in Windows Server 2016 help protect sensitive VMs from inspection, tampering, and data theft by malware and malicious administrators. DPM 2016 backups retain the protections provided by shielded VMs to ensure they can be recovered seamlessly and securely.
Hyper-V with Storage Spaces Direct – DPM recognizes and protects Hyper-V VMs deployed on Storage Spaces Direct, delivering seamless backup and recovery of VMs in disaggregated and hyper-converged scenarios.
Hyper-V with ReFS SOFS Cluster – DPM 2016 can back up Hyper-V VMs deployed on ReFS-based SOFS clusters. Backup and recovery of RCT-based VMs and non-RCT VMs is supported.
Upgrading a DPM production server to 2016 doesn’t require a reboot – When you upgrade to DPM 2016, you are not required to reboot the production server. To avoid rebooting the production server, upgrade to DPM 2016 and upgrade the DPM agent on the production servers. Backups continue and you reboot the production server when you want.
DPM to Azure Backup Vault.
What is New in System Center Operations Manager version 1801 ?
- Enter product key from the Operation Console
- Linux monitoring
- Improved HTML5 dashboarding experience
- System Center Visual Studio Authoring Extension (VSAE) support for Visual Studio 2017
- Enhanced SDK Client performance
- Updates and recommendations for third-party Management Packs
- Linux Kerberos support
- Service Map integration
Microsoft Service Map automatically discovers application components on Windows and Linux systems and maps the communication between services. It automatically builds a common reference map of dependencies across your servers, processes, and third-party services. Integration between Service Map and System Center Operations Manager allows you to automatically create distributed application diagrams in Operations Manager that are based on the dynamic dependency maps in Service Map.
The Microsoft System Center Operations Manager Team published a great blogpost on the New SCOM Web Console version 1801
Test today the new features of System Center version 1801 with the Evaluation VHD’s 😉